Day in history for January 13, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The first number of the German paper appeared this morning. It is a fine looking sheet, well printed, with new type and ably edited.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The ferry is still running.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Thirty-five new cases of scarlet fever were reported in Moline during the week, bringing the total to almost a hundred cases. Only seven cases have been reported in Rock Island.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The last open house campaign for new members will be held tonight in the Moose Lodge Hall.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Twin girls formerly of Rock Island will sing at festivities inaugurating President Eisenhower. They are Linda Lee and Sandra Sue Leland, daughters of Dr. and Mrs. John P. Naef, 2418 Tunlaw Rd., Washington, D.C. The twins will appear in six television programs publicizing the inaugural parade and other activities.

1982 -- 25 years ago
A minimum sale price of $110,000 was set for vacant West Campus Tuesday by Rock Island-Milan Board of Education members, who also accepted a bid for an empty elementary school. The board unanimously accepted a $40,000 bid, the only one offered in an auction Jan. 9, for Lincoln School, 6th Avenue and 22nd Street, Rock Island. No auction date has been set for West Campus, a former ninth-grade center at 9th Street and 13th Avenue.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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